Sports

Table Tennis at NYU’s Tandon

Table Tennis at NYU’s Tandon

Brooklyn, East Asian, Sports, Video October 5, 2018 at 4:36 pm

Meet the NYU Table Tennis Club, who practice at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn, in this video from SinoVision English Channel.

Some 70 students marched from their schools in the South Bronx to Lower Manhattan to attend last week’s rally. (Photo by Sneha Dey via City Limits)

Suit: Black and Latino Students Deprived of Sports Equity

Black, Latino, Sports, Youth June 28, 2018 at 5:01 pm

A lawsuit brought against the NYC Department of Education and the Public Schools Athletic League alleges that Black and Latino high school students “have significantly less access to sports teams.” City Limits covers the rally where the lawsuit was announced.

Mexican-born Harry Flores supports “El Tri.” (Photo via El Diario)

Catching World Cup Fever

Latino, New York, Sports June 14, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Excitement about the World Cup – which just started – is palpable from El Barrio to Jackson Heights, where Mexico, Colombia and Argentina are the teams with the most fans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Diario de México)

Mexican Runners Will Be Honored in New York

Mexican, New York, Sports January 31, 2018 at 4:53 pm

A group of runners comprised mostly of Mexican and Latin American immigrants will be honored by the New York Road Runners organization and the city, Diario de México USA reports.

Coss Marte, founder of the ConBody gym, where the training is based on an exercise routine he developed in prison. (Photo by Mariela Lombard for El Diario)

From Jail to Ex-Con Employer

Business, Criminal Justice, Manhattan, New York, Sports December 20, 2017 at 4:27 pm

Coss Marte, of Dominican origin, was sentenced to 7 years and developed an exercise routine to do in jail. Today, he hires ex-convicts at the gym he owns, which he wants to turn into a franchise, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

To keep himself in shape, Konstantin continues to work out. Photo from the personal archive. (Photo from personal archive via Forum Daily)

From USSR Olympic Swimmer to NYC Coach

Asian, New York, Sports October 23, 2017 at 3:54 pm

Konstantin Petrov, a former member of the USSR Olympic swim team and now program director and head coach at MatchPoint NYC, tells his story to Forum Daily of establishing a career in the city training students, including an Olympic athlete, in swimming.

Shane O Keeffe and Peter Lynch race to block a kick during a recent Gaelic football match. (Photo by Rosemarie Byrne via The Sag Harbor Express)

Gaelic Football on the East End

Long Island, Sports, Western European July 19, 2017 at 2:29 pm

The Sag Harbor Express reports on the emergence of Gaelic football on the East End of Long Island this year.

Members of the Polska Running Team raised $900 for Jas Karwowski, a 4 year old fighting an eye cancer (Photo via Polska Running Team)

For ‘Polska’ Athletes Running is the Only Legal Drug

Eastern European, Sports July 17, 2017 at 3:08 pm

The Polska Running Team, which celebrated its 10th anniversary, recently participated in a race to commemorate Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis who died shielding a Polish soldier from a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, reports Nowy Dziennik.

“Seeing both the Pakistani and American flag being held up by the police is why I love Brooklyn,” said Ibrahim Raja, 16. “Now I just hope Pakistan can win against India all the time.” (Photo by Hassan Iqbal via BKLYNER)

Celebrating a Cricket Win in ‘Little Pakistan’

Brooklyn, South Asian, Sports June 19, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Pakistanis gathered on Coney Island Avenue in celebration of a historic win over India in the International Cricket Council Champions Trophy final, reports BKLYNER.

Coaching Soccer, Dutch Style

Coaching Soccer, Dutch Style

Featured Posts, Metro Area, Sports, Western European March 8, 2017 at 5:32 pm

Kids in Brooklyn are learning to play soccer with a Dutch trainer.

Myongju Kang (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean American on His Cross-Country Run

East Asian, Immigration, Sports February 14, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Myongku Kang has written a book about his cross-country trip across the U.S. on foot, and now plans to take his efforts overseas, Korea Daily reports.

(Photo by Héctor Calderón via Diario de México)

New York Mexican Sports Federation is Inaugurated

Metro Area, Mexican, Sports March 31, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Seeking to bring together all Mexican sports leagues in the tri-state area, the new Mexican Sports Federation of New York has 1,000 members, Diario de México reports.

(Photo via Everest Times)

Conveying Tradition to Nepalese Kids through Soccer

New York, Queens, South Asian, Sports March 30, 2016 at 3:59 pm

Sherpa Kyidug, a community organization in Queens, is promoting tradition and knowledge among indigenous Sherpa and other Nepalese children through soccer, reports The Everest Times.

Brooklyn Friends phys. ed. teacher Jane Vongvorachoti will represent Thailand 2016 Olympic Games in Rio this summer. (Photo courtesy of Jane Vongvorachoti via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Brooklyn Gym Teacher to Represent Thailand at the Olympics

Brooklyn, Southeast Asian, Sports March 1, 2016 at 1:16 pm

Jane Vongvorachoti, a physical education teacher and track coach in Downtown Brooklyn, tells Brooklyn Daily Eagle she ran her best time while training in New York.

Manhattan Way to Kung Fu

Manhattan Way to Kung Fu

East Asian, Featured Posts, Jewish, Manhattan, Sports, Video October 12, 2016 at 6:12 pm

A Jewish kung fu master teaches the martial art in places like a Chinatown park and an assisted-living facility.